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First Name
Grace

Birthday
1930-04-01

Middle Name
Lee

Height
68

Zodiac Sign
Aries

Gender
Female

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1

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Composer

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1

Age
84

Full Name at Birth
Mary Ann Chase

Birthplace
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Nationality
American

Occupation Text
Actress, Singer

Claim to Fame
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build
Slim

Hair Color
Blonde

Ethnicity
White

Wikipedia Text

Grace Lee Whitney (born Mary Ann Chase; April 1, 1930) is an American actress and entertainer. She is best known as Janice Rand on the Star Trek television series and subsequent films and as the original mermaid for Chicken of the Sea tuna ad campaign.


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Year(s) Active
1947–2007

Maiden Name
Chase

Profile Bio Text
Grace Lee Whitney (born Mary Ann Chase; April 1, 1930) is an American actress and entertainer. She is best known as Janice Rand on the Star Trek television series and subsequent films and as the original mermaid for Chicken of the Sea tuna ad campaign. Early life Whitney was born as Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was adopted by the Whitney family who changed her name to Grace Elaine. After she moved out, she began to call herself Lee Whitney, and eventually, she became known as Grace Lee Whitney. Whitney started her entertainment career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio at the age of fourteen. In her late teens, she moved to Chicago and started to open in nightclubs for such luminaries as Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Star Trek Star Trek television show Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry cast Whitney in the role of Yeoman Janice Rand, the personal assistant to Captain James T. Kirk, in 1966. Whitney said: "I was on diet pills trying to stay thin – and I was very thin. They wanted you to fit into the uniforms and I couldn't quite so I went on amphetamines."[2] Whitney appeared in eight of the first thirteen episodes; then was released from contract. She had reported that, while still under contract, she was sexually assaulted by an executive associated with the series, and, later, in a public interview, she stated that Leonard Nimoy had been her main source of support during that time. She went into more detail of the assault in her book The Longest Trek but refused to name the executive, saying in the book, "This is my story, not his." In a later interview, she said of her termination from the series: They wanted William Shatner to have romances in each episode with a different person, because for him to be stuck with one woman was not good for him and it wasn't good for the audience. That's what they told me, so I was written out. There were two blonde girls and one black girl. Nichelle was a more important character and couldn't be written out. Everything's political in America. One of the blondes had to go. The other one was engaged to the boss, so guess who went? I just about killed myself. I drank, that's what we do, we drink to get rid of pain. I was really mad. My God, was I bitter.[2] Star Trek films Whitney posing with a Star Trek prop at a science fiction convention, 1975 Whitney returned to the Star Trek franchise in the 1970s after DeForest Kelley saw Whitney on the unemployment line and told her that Trekkies had been asking for her at fan conventions.[3] Whitney reprised her role as Janice Rand, who had received a promotion to Chief Petty Officer (CPO), in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). She appeared again in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), with another promotion, as Lieutenant (JG) Janice Rand. Five years later, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise, she returned to Star Trek in 1996 in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback" along with George Takei. She has filmed roles in two Internet Star Trek episodes: "Star Trek: New Voyages" and "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men" (reprising her role as Janice Rand in both). "New Voyages" premiered on August 24, 2007. "Of Gods and Men" made its debut in late 2007. Career Theater Whitney debuted on Broadway in Top Banana with Phil Silvers and Kaye Ballard where she played Miss Holland. Following the successful run of the show, she joined the cast in Hollywood where she recreated the role in the 1954 movie of the same name. While in Los Angeles, Whitney auditioned and was cast in the starring role of Lucy Brown in the national tour of The Threepenny Opera, taking over the role from Bea Arthur who played the part in New York off-Broadway. Film highlights Whitney was cast as a member of the all-female band in Billy Wilder's classic comedy Some Like It Hot, released in 1959. She shared several scenes with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe, including the famed "upper berth" sequence. In her memoir, The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy, she maintains that as one of the few girls in the band with a speaking role, Billy Wilder hired her specifically for the role of Rosella. Various credit sources have listed another actress in the role, even though she is directly addressed by the name Rosella in two different scenes in the film; the first by band leader Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee), and the second by a fellow band member. Whitney had uncredited roles in House of Wax with Vincent Price, The Naked and the Dead with Cliff Robertson, Pocketful of Miracles with Bette Davis and Glenn Ford, and Critic's Choice with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Whitney appeared in the credited role of Tracey Phillips in the 1962 drama A Public

Couple Profile Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Lee_Whitney

Brand Endorsement
The original mermaid for Chicken of the Sea tuna ad campaign

Distinctive Feature
Long blonde hair, Sparkling blue eyes, Voluptuous figure

Eye Color
Blue

Religion
Christian

Official Websites
en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Janice_Rand, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_Rand, www.nndb.com/people/168/000160685/, en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Grace_Lee_Whitney

Last Name
Whitney

Dating Status
Single

Pregnant
2

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